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Ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (RSOV) repair

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Aneurysm of the aortic sinus; also known as the sinus of Valsalva is a rare cardiac anomaly, rupturing of the sinus of Valsalva results in an abnormal communication between aorta of the right chamber and the left chamber of the heart. A surgical repair is performed by open-heart surgery after paralysing the heart with the help of a cardiopulmonary bypass machine. However, techniques are also available today that facilitates the repair.